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10 Dec 2017 description
report European Union


UNIQUE ID: 171210_32

In the context of a deteriorating situation in Yemen, the reports from Sanaa of a substantial escalation of violence following the killing of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh are an element of serious concern. We are hearing of brutal repression, serious harassment, arbitrary detention and killing which are being carried out by Ansar Allah against politicians of the General People’s Congress, relatives of the former President, members of civil society organizations and other civilians.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

02 Oct 2017 description

Peace and stability are key to achieving the Global Goals in the Arab States, EU-UNDP report says

First report on the partnership between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Arab States was released today in Brussels.

Entitled “ Empowering people and building peaceful societies”, the report showcases results of the many initiatives carried out by the EU and UNDP, impacting the lives of millions of people across the region.

17 Jul 2017 description
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17/07/2017 12:20 Press release 481/17

The Council adopted conclusions on addressing the risks of famine. The conclusions note that humanitarian needs have been unprecedented in 2017. They include numerous chronic food security crises, with four countries facing an alarming risk of famine: Yemen, north-east Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan, where overall about 20 million people at risk of starvation.

03 Apr 2017 description
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03/04/2017 12:35

Press release 179/17

31 Mar 2017 description
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Le monde doit aujourd’hui répondre à un appel à la mobilisation sans précédent face à la situation de quatre pays menacés par la famine, et à la demande croissante d’aide humanitaire et de résilience. Dans ce contexte, il est de la plus haute importance d’informer la communauté de la sécurité alimentaire à l’échelle mondiale et nationale, quant au risque de crises alimentaires et à la sévérité de ces crises. Les parties prenantes ont largement investi dans l’analyse de la sécurité alimentaire et les systèmes d’alerte précoce afin de mieux prévenir et répondre aux crises alimentaires.

21 Nov 2016 description
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The 48 hour ceasefire brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry in Yemen, although fragile due to widespread violations by all sides, was an initial step in the right direction.

07 Dec 2015 description
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On Thursday 3 December 2015, German warship, FGS Erfurt, completed the successful escort of World Food Programme (WFP) vessel, MV Eleni K, across the Gulf of Aden.

FGS Erfurt escorted the WFP vessel from Berbera to the port of Aden in Yemen, providing protection from any potential pirate attack during the 140 nautical mile journey.

Since 2009, Operation Atalanta has protected over 335 WFP vessels as they delivered over one million tonnes of humanitarian aid destined for the Somali people.

18 Nov 2015 description
report European Union

1. The present situation in Yemen is of deep concern. All humanitarian actors have described the humanitarian situation as catastrophic for many Yemenis, as fighting continues in a number of areas, and humanitarian access for essential supplies of food and fuel remains extremely limited. Recalling its Conclusions on Yemen from 20 April 2015, the EU reiterates that the solution to this crisis must be a political one.

22 Oct 2015 description
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Summary: 21 October 2015, Brussels - Somalia remains one of the countries with the largest and most protracted displaced communities worldwide with 1.1 million internally displaced and almost 1 million refugees in the Horn of Africa region.

EU Cooperation in Somalia

EU is the largest donor in Somalia, both in terms of political engagement and financial and technical support or expertise, with more than €1.2 billion being provided since 2008.

05 Oct 2015 description
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The EU announced that it will provide up to €2 million for the establishment of the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism (UNVIM) for commercial shipping to Yemen.

The EU contribution, together with that of other donors, will enable the UN to implement the UNVIM. This will help to facilitate the unimpeded flow of commercial items and humanitarian aid to Yemen, a country almost exclusively dependent on imports and where restrictions of access have deprived some 21 million people of essential supplies, with malnutrition at critically high levels.

22 Jun 2015 description
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22/06/2015 09:55 Press release 482/15 Security & defence

Today, the Council launched the EU naval operation against human smugglers and traffickers in the Mediterranean called "EUNAVFOR Med". Its mission is to identify, capture and dispose of vessels and enabling assets used or suspected of being used by migrant smugglers or traffickers.

28 May 2015 description
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Brussels, Belgium 27 May 2015—In response to an urgent request from the Yemen Ministry of Public Health and Population (MoPHP), procurement of EUR 200,000 worth of medicine and consumables was recently organized and carried out by the project team of the European Union (EU) funded ‘Support for Effective Stewardship in the Yemeni Health Sector’ Project and Reproductive Health and Population Programme.

20 Apr 2015 description
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  1. The EU is seriously concerned with the rapidly deteriorating political, security and humanitarian situation in Yemen. Recent developments carry grave risks for the stability of the region, in particular that of the Horn of Africa, the Red Sea and the wider Middle-East.

10 Feb 2015 description
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Summary: 9 February 2015, Brussels – European Union Foreign Affairs Council conclusions on Yemen

30 Oct 2014 description
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As the school year begins, children in Al Mokha are smiling twice. In addition to registering at school, this week many are also being given a birth certificate for the first time. "With my green birth certificate I can now study and learn and become a teacher, inshallah", said Najma, a 7 year old girl at Al Shadeli School.
Birth certificates are one of the most basic of human rights.

15 Sep 2014 description
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The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the European Union Heads of Mission in Yemen:

10 Feb 2014 description
report European Union

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

  1. The European Union salutes the positive conclusion of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) and commends the work and collaborative spirit of its delegates and the role played by President Hadi. The National Dialogue has set an example in the region of an inclusive consultation process open to all and aimed at responding to the aspirations of the people. This has closed an essential phase in Yemen's transition, implemented on the basis of the 2011 Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative.